My Car Quest

August 26, 2019

Archives for January 2011

Steve McQueen’s Siata – Part 2

by Mike -  Here are more pictures of this great little car the 1953 Siata 208-S once owned by Steve McQueen. This car (BS-523) is the first car profiled in Matt Stone's book McQueen's Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon. In this book … [Read more...]

Steve McQueen’s Siata (1953 Siata 208-S)

by Mike -  Yes, Steve McQueen owned this Siata. The Siata 208-S was designed by Michelotti and hand-built by Bertone in 1953, utilizing the Fiat V8 2 liter engine and 4 speed transmission. The engine in this Siata has been enlarged to 2.3 liters … [Read more...]

A Bizzarrini Air Dam

by Mike - The Bizzarrini GT 5300 was not designed with an air dam, or spoiler. The original owner of my Bizzarrini was Ken Phillips and he worked with an expert race car body designer to create the spoiler shown below for his Bizzarrini because … [Read more...]

Various Cars

by Mike -  We were walking by the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on Christmas Day, 2010. It was closed but mounted outside was The Black Beauty, the car from the movie The Green Hornet. This is something you don't see … [Read more...]

Iso Rivolta GT – Part 2

by Mike - My Iso Rivolta GT has now finished the mechanical work and it runs great! I am pleased at how much fun it is to drive - there is a video with driving at the end. Read Iso Rivolta GT - Part 1. The Iso script in … [Read more...]

Chevrolet Camaro – The 2011 Model

by Mike - I like the styling of the 2011 Camaro, a pleasant surprise because I thought the previous version looked like a cartoon character. These pictures are from the Silicon Valley International Auto Show in San Jose, California taken on … [Read more...]